Faculty Craft and Emerging Media

Zimra Beiner

Assistant Professor, Ceramics

Born in Toronto, Canada, Zimra Beiner has taught and exhibited his work throughout the United States and Canada. While he considers himself primarily an object maker, his work has increasingly embraced scale, composition, and the relationship between objects and space within a framework of the still life.

Resting Stand Glazed Earthenware, MDF and Steel, 2016
Resting Stand
Glazed Earthenware, MDF and Steel,


MFA, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University

BFA, Ceramics Major, NSCAD University

Crafts and Design Diploma, Sheridan College

Selected Professional Activity


A Round About, Present Company, New York, NY

Fabricated Fictions, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH

Tools For No Purpose, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington, DC

NCECA Biennial Exhibition, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI

RBC Emerging Artists Exhibition, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON

57th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Juror: Jerry Saltz, Strohl Art Gallery, Chautauqua, NY

Selected Publications

Zimra Beiner – Trial and Error, Article by Anja Sommers, New Ceramics (Feb. 2015 Issue)

Zimra Beiner – Tools For No Purpose, Exhibition Review by Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post (March 20, 2015)

Nathan Prouty and Zimra Beiner Highlight the Richness of Moments Overlooked, Exhibition Review by Justin Crowe, CFile Online Publication

Selected Awards

Gardiner Museum RBC Emerging Artist Nominee

NCECA Emerging Artist Award

Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist Award